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Beyond the Catwalk: Iris van Herpen

October 22, 2016, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Free, members only

Curator Sarah Schleuning will share insights and anecdotes about working with Dutch designer Iris van Herpen on the groundbreaking exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

Sarah Schleuning is curator of decorative arts and design at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. Her previous positions include curator and head of the fellowship program at The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida and assistant curator at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Schleuning holds an M.A. in the history of decorative arts from Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a B.A. from Cornell University, and was recently a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow.

Schleuning has curated several exhibitions relating to modern decorative arts and contemporary design including Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, Joris Laarman: Design in the Digital Age, and Fashioning the Modern French Interior. Her most recent publications include Iris van Herpen, Dream Cars, Moderne: Fashioning the French Interior and Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War.